New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told a crowd on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he believed his so-called “explosive” style is needed in the GOP because someone needs to tell President Obama’s White House “it’s time to shut up.”
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, sitting across from Christie onstage, listed a string of words used in the press to describe him (“explosive, short tempered, hot head, impatient.”)
“The word they miss is passionate,” Christie said.
“But, sit down and shut up?” Ingraham shot back.
“Yeah, well, sometimes people need to be told to sit down and shut up,” the governor said as the audience applauded.
Christie milked it, adding at “some more of that stuff should be happening in DC,” particularly directed at the Obama administration.
“Someone should say its time to shut up,” Christie said of those inside the White House, to even greater applause.